Companies are expanding their recruiting via social media way beyond LinkedIn, but they’re also looking more than ever at the profiles of potential candidates according to the Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey. It’s no surprise that companies use LinkedIn to find people to fill jobs, but Facebook and Twitter as are increasing as well. Check out this infographic:
45 percent of companies responding say they always look at a potential candidate’s social media profiles, up from 32 percent last year. But applicants still want to keep their profiles to themselves–almost 70 percent of said they did not disclose their social networking profiles. These numbers reveal a significant overlap, so even if people aren’t actively sharing their profiles, employers are looking at them anyway.
If you’re job hunting now or planning to start soon, getting your profiles in order is key. Don’t focus on just LinkedIn, which is the professional network. Check out your Twitter profiles and get acquainted with Facebook’s new privacy settings (they changed again last week). The ball is in your court.